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Mar

26

Seeing-Faith—Or Not Seeing – Judy Cox

1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
In the last month we’ve all had strong options about the blindness, or sight, of our national leaders. So you’d think the pastor making the preaching rotation would have more sense than to schedule herself for today!—way too much in these texts about the short-sightedness and blindness of religious leaders! [...]

Mar

19

Third Sunday In Lent – Christina Smerick

Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
Water… Have you ever been so thirsty your mouth was completely dry? Your head was pounding, and your blood felt like it had congealed to pudding in your veins? Me neither. We take water for granted in this developed land, except for those who don’t have clean water [...]

Mar

12

The Mystery Of Faith – Bob Munshaw

Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17
A couple of months ago, Jen and I went on a cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We are both readers, and had never been on a cruise before, so each packed a couple of books. I was looking for something easy … a page-turner. After wandering around the house looking at possible choices, I decided to go with an Agatha Christie [...]

Mar

05

Lent As A Journey In Discernment — B. J. Parker

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
My wife, Courtney, and I moved to Greenville a little over seven months ago. Moving is always exciting and challenging for a whole host of reasons, and one of those is finding a faith community that you can feel at home in and fully give yourself to. To be honest, it didn’t take us very long to find St. Paul’s [...]